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AT&T Sees Rapid Rise in IP Traffic

This is good news and hard evidence to the contrary of what was written by us. "Consumer broadband traffic has risen 145% in the past 2 years, while business traffic rose 60% in 2007 over 2006. Wireless data traffic was up 4X in 2007 over 2006."


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  1. Actually, 145% two year consumer growth is right on the six year trend. That’s a little less than 60% per year, which breaks down into 20% new subscribers and 40% increase in bandwidth per subscriber. It happens Comcast per sub 2007 number is 40%, and Odlyzko’s data since 2002 confirms that.

    Fortunately, Moore’s Law is bringing down the cost of handling that bandwidth at 25-45% per year, so financially the carriers are about at a wash covering the increased usage. (The new customers pay their own way, of course.)

    Posted by Dave Burstein | March 3, 2008, 2:43 AM
  2. Dave – why are the numbers in Japan so different?

    Posted by Andrew Schmitt | March 4, 2008, 8:29 AM